Lumba Sumba Trek

Lumba Sumba Trek The newly opened trek by the Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN) in 2012, Lumba Sumba trek is located in the eastern part of Nepal between the Mount Kanchenjunga (8586m, the third’s highest mountain in the world) and Mount Makalu (8485m). This trekking route was inspired by the name of the peak called Lumba Sumba which is at an altitude 5200m. This exciting and new trekking trail follows the part of The Great Himalayan Trail, which offers you to view the Makalu Himal, Kanchenjunga Himal, beautiful Villages like Olangchung Gola and Tamor and Arun river systems.

Lumba Sumba trek is connected between two conservation areas that are; Kanchenjunga conservation area and Makalu conservation area where we can see the different varieties of flora and fauna including endangered species of Snow Leopard and Red Panda. Passing through the alpine grasslands, subtropical forest and low river valley we will go to explore the culture of Limbu, Sherpa, Rai, Gurung, Magar, Newar, Tamang and their cultural heritage like monasteries, Chhortens, Temples, Praying wheels, etc. Best time to trek this area is an autumn season (October and November) and spring season (April and May).
Trip Code: LST52
Starts: Bhadrapur
Finishes: Tumlingtar
Duration: 21 Days
Difficulty: Moderate
Group Size: 2 - 14
Age: Minimum 18
Seasons: Apr-May,Oct-Nov
Elevation: 5177m/ 16984.9ft
Trip Views: 1349
Activities: Trekking
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Travel Style: Budget Comfortablecheck Luxury
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Breakfast: 20
Lunch: 17
Dinner: 18
Car
Jeep
Flight
Hotel: 3 Night(s)
Camping(Tent): 14 Night(s)
Guesthouse: 2 Night(s)
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Trip Facts

Highlights

  • Located in the Eastern part of Nepal.
  • Explore the culture of Limbu, Sherpa, Rai, Gurung, Magar, Newar and Tamang.
  • Trekking route goes through the Kanchenjunga conservation area and Makalu conservation area.
  • Trekking in autumn season and spring season are the best season.
  • Major attractions are the Mount. Kanchenjunga, Mount. Makalu, Tamor and Arun River systems, beautiful villages and flora, fauna.

Why this Trip

  • This newly opened Lumba Sumba trek is connected between Kanchenjunga conservation area and Makalu conservation area so you can see the different varieties of flora and fauna. This trek has many attractive places like you can view Makalu Himal, Kanchenjunga Himal, Tamor and Arun River systems, beautiful villages and endanger Snow Leopard and Red Panda.

speaker_notes Trip Notes

  • • We reserve the right to change and that the program may be reversed. Things can happen that make it impossible to meet them as planned. If any meeting or plan would not be feasible, we always try to find an equivalent alternative. In Nepal, you always have a plan B and C!
  • • What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible
  • • A trekking permit is a must to travel to controlled areas. Permit, however, is issued only to groups. Individual trekkers will not be issued trekking permit.

Location

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Brief Itinerary

  • placeDAY 1 : ARRIVAL
    As you arrived in Tribhuvan international airport our representative will be standing to welcome you in the Nepal for the beautiful trek. Then from the airport, you will be transferred to the hotel by the representative itinerary briefing will be done for the upcoming trip.

    Meal:

    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Airport pick up
    • Cultural Dinner Show
  • placeDAY 2 : KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING
    Kathmandu is the historical and cultural heart of Nepal and has been a popular destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its doors to visitors. We will spend this day exploring some of the World heritage sites in Kathmandu valley. We will visit Nepal’s most highlighted historical and cultural spots and holy pilgrimage shrines in Kathmandu that include Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Bouddhanath, Durbar Squares of Basantapur, Patan and Bhaktapur.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Private Transportation
    • Entrance fee
    • Local food
    • Food and wine tour(Optional)
  • placeDAY 3 : FLY TO BHADRAPUR AND DRIVE TO ILAM
    Today after breakfast in Kathmandu we will take a flight to Bhadrapur. After a 45 minute flight from Kathmandu we will reach Bhadrapur. Bhadrapur is located in the Terai region of Nepal. Then from Bhadrapur, we will drive towards the Ilam. It takes around 5 to 6 hours to reach there.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    Activities:

    • Private transfer to Mitlung
  • placeDAY 4 : DRIVE TO TAPLEJUNG (1820M), TREK TO MITLUNG (909M)
    Early in the morning, we will drive towards the Taplejung from Ilam. Viewing the beautiful mountains we will reach Taplejung after 4 hours’ drive. From Taplejung we will start our first-day trek towards Mitlung without any delay. Passing through Cardamom and Alnus tree to the Hangdewa Khola we reach our today’s destination.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 5 : TREK TO CHIRUWA (1246M)
    Today after breakfast we start our trek towards the Chiruwa. This trek takes us from the Tamor River to Limbus settlement in a Tawa Village (1146m) again from there we will climb towards the another village that is Thiwa village (1300m). Enjoying the natural beauties we descent down to the small village Chiruwa (1246m) which is our today’s last destination. It is the popular place as there most of the tourists stay here during this trek.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 6 : TREK TO LELEP (1687M)
    Today also after we take breakfast we follow the Tamor River by passing the beautiful small villages, cardamom field and rice terraced fields. After there, we will reach the largest village called Tapethok. In Tapethok we can see the check-post of Kanchenjunga Conservation area Project (KCAP) where we will take a permit card to get into KCAP. After 5 to 6 hours trek from the Chiruwa, we will reach our today destination Lelep. Lelep is the biggest settlement village with good facilities as it’s the headquarters of KCAP.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 7 : TREK TO ELA DANDA (2051M)
    After becoming fresh in the early morning today we will go to the Ela Danda which takes 5 to 6 hours to reach. Following the Tamor River and passing the dense forest of pine we reach the old monastery, and then from there, we descend down to Gowatar (1800m). From there again we head towards and passing 2 beautiful waterfalls we reach our today’s destination. This place offers you a magnificent view of Kasturi peaks.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 8 : TREK TO JONGIM KHARKA (2635M)
    Today's trek will be one of the longest walks in the entire trip so early in the morning, we move forwards through the Alnus, Bamboo and Rhododendron forest. In this region, we can also find the endangered Red Panda. After we reach the Maguwa Kharkawe can see varieties of flora and fauna. Crossing the Selep Kharka we reach our today’s destination where we can explore the many amazing mountain views.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 9 : TREK TO OLANGCHUNG GOLA (3208M)
    Today's trek is to reach the beautiful village as called Gola, we can see the Red Pandas and we pass through the Tamor River. After 3 hours walk, we reach the Olangchung Gola, which is the village of Sherpa people. Today we explore this village as there is 470 years old monastery, 50 wooden houses and much more.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 10 : TREK TO SANJUNG KHARKA CAMP (3910M)
    Today after breakfast we head towards the other destination that is Sanjung Kharka Camp. This camp is one of the nice camps from where we can view the beautiful mountains. We will reach this beautiful place after 6 to 7 hours trek from the Olangchung Gola.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 11 : TREK TO PASS CAMP (4700M)
    Continuing the Great Himalayan Trail we walk towards the Pass camp, which is at an altitude 4700m. Today we can see the Snow leopard there as it’s also the endangered species found in Nepal. Passing through the beautiful landscape we reach the Pass camp.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 12 : TREK TO LUMBA SUMBA LA (5177M), TREK BACK TO CHAURIKHARKA (4594M)
    Today is our last day to climb up on our trek as today we pass through the Lumba Sumba Peak. Today is the difficult day to cross the peak as we will move early morning. After we reach there we will explore the whole views then we come down to the Chaurikharka by passing the camp.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 13 : TREK TO THUDAM (3500M)
    After breakfast, we descended down to another destination that is Thudam. We will reach there after 6 hours walk from the Chaurikharka. Thudam is a small village with around 30 houses where we can see the Sherpa settlement.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 14 : TREK TO YAK KHARKA (2877M)
    Today we move towards Yak Kharka which is our destination today. We reach there after 5 to 6 hours. From there we can see the beautiful views of Makalu and natural sceneries.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 15 : TREK TO LINGAM SCHOOL (2320M)
    Today after breakfast we come down to the Lingam school. To reach there we have to cross the beautiful rhododendron forest and can view many beautiful sceneries. Coming downward we will go through the Arun River and reach Chyamtang. Without wasting time we again come down to our today’s destination.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 16 : TREK TO HATIYA (1595M)
    Descending down to the trail today we come down to the Hatiya. Hatiya is a small village of Bhote People and the entry point to the Makalu National park. After 5 to 6 hours trek from the lingam school, we reach the Hatiya and view the natural scenery and mountains from there.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 17 : TREK TO GOLA (1128M)
    We start our trek towards the Gola which is the small village that lies at an altitude of 1128m. This village contains mixed settlement of Sherpa, Rai and tamang as it contains only 12 houses. 5 to 6 hours walk from the Hatiya we reach the Gola village.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 18 : TREK TO HEDANGA GADHI (1179M)
    Passing through the paddy fields we reach the Pathibhara which is the village of Gurung people and we can get good facilities there. Then from there, we go to the Hedanga Gadhi. It is the place where the Nepalese Army face up to an invading forces from Tibet. Today we spent our night in this place where we can get all facilities

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 19 : TREK TO NUM (1572M), DRIVE TO TUMLINGTAR (450M)
    Today is the last day of our trek. Soon after breakfast, we descend to the Num. After taking some rest at Num we resume our trek and move towars Chiuribas from where we drive to Tumlingtar. We reach there after 4 to 5 hours, a drive.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 20 : FLY TO KATHMANDU
    A free day after the flight which can be spent sight-seeing, evening ceremony of chanting at Pashupatinath or, alternately, a relaxing massage. We can arrange anything for you on this day or you can spend your free day independently.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Spa and Trekkers' Massage
    • Evening Sightseeing
    • Yoga retreat(Optional)
  • placeDAY 21 : DEPARTURE
    For those departing Nepal on this day, you'll probably have some energy left for shopping in the city. We’ll eat together and then we'll accompany you to the airport in traditional Nepali farewell mode.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch

    Accommodation:

    Activities:

    • Airport drop
    • Shopping arrangements
    • Souvenir
    • Trekkers' Massage
    • Farewell Lunch
  • Detail Inclusions
    • Airport transfers with an escort by Private Vehicle.
    • Standard/Deluxe rooms in Kathmandu on twin/double sharing with breakfast.
    • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu along with ticket fees.
    • Private transportation to starting and from the ending point of Trek.
    • Two-way flight to Bhadrapur from Kathmandu.
    • Accommodation during trek (or camping in case of need).
    • All meals (Breakfast, lunch, dinner) during the trek.
    • Authorized English-speaking guide along with required Porters (3:1) for the trek.
    • All applicable government tax.
    • All expenses for all staff –meals, accommodation, salary, equipment, insurance, transportation.
    • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader).
  • Complimentary
    • Map of Luma Sumba.
    • Welcome and farewell dinner at Kathmandu.
    • Sim card service.
    • Souvenir from Nepal.
    • Photos and videos of the trip.
    • Certificate of appreciation.
  • Exclusions
    • International flights; Nepalese visa fee.
    • Travel and rescue insurance.
    • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.).
    • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s).
    • Emergency evacuation cost.


FAQS

  • 1. Will somebody come to pick me up at the airport upon arrival ?
    Yes, our representative will be there to greet you at the airport. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel by a private car/jeep.
  • 2. Is there an Orientation program ?
    Yes, there is going to be a small orientation/briefing program before we embark on our adventure by the tour manager, leader/guide.
  • 3. What is the overnight accommodation like ?
    For nights in cities, we use standard/superior standard/deluxe rooms whereas, during the trek we use lodges/tea houses/guesthouses/home stay/camping for our clients, whatever is available and accessible. We also arrange sleeping bags for our clients, on their request.
  • 4. How big are the groups ?
    We believe in operating small intimate group to provide personal attention and services to our guests. Small groups can enjoy the trek hassle free and enjoy the customized trip according to their need and suitability. We do not incorporate more than 14 People in a group, unless we get special requests from our clients.
  • 5. Is this a popular trek ?
    Lumba Sumba trek is a newly opened trek that invites few tourists comparatively to other popular treks. It is an off the beaten trail and is connected between Kanchenjunga conservation area and Makalu conservation area so you can see the different varieties of flora and fauna. This trek has many attractive places like you can view Makalu Himal, Kanchenjunga Himal, Tamor and Arun River systems, beautiful villages and endanger Snow Leopard and Red Panda.
  • 6. Can I do solo trek ?
    Nepal is a safe country for anyone who wants to explore on their own although professional guidance is highly recommended by our team for the safety in remote mountainous lands.
  • 7. Is Travelling in Lumba Sumba Trek is safe for women ?
    Yes, Nepal can proudly boast as one of the safest countries in South Asia for women, you will find people very friendly and respectful especially towards women. Lumba Sumba Trek is one of the visited trekking areas in Nepal and in the world. In general, locals are very respectful and welcoming.
  • 8. What about security during trekking ?
    We make sure to take security measures during climbing to make your expedition successful. We hire experienced and authorized guides/Sherpas to safeguard your life in the mountains. We strongly recommend that you follow the guide’s instruction with utmost care.
  • 9. What sort of food can I expect in trekking ?
    During Camping, our expert Camping cooks prepare a wide range of delicious meals empowering you with enough strength for your strenuous climbing. All the cooking materials will be carried by our porters.
  • 10. Is the drinking water safe in trekking region ?
    Yes, you will get purified, filtered water in many tea houses. You can also get a hot water during camping.
  • 11. What mode of transportation do you use ?
    We use a private vehicle for sightseeing inside Kathmandu Valley. And we use Domestic airline to fly from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur and back. We also do pick up and drop from the starting and ending point of trek on private car or Jeep depending on the number of travelers.
  • 12. What is the best season for trekking in Lumba Sumba ?
    Spring season (March to June) and autumn season (September to December) are the best time to do this trek.
  • 13. Will I be taken care of during emergency ?
    Before coming to Nepal make sure that you are covered by insurance policy for the altitude of 5500 meters. In the case of an emergency like altitude sickness, dehydration or any medical conditions ask your tour leader/guide to contact us as soon as possible so that we can manage/arrange helicopter for the rescue. Then you will be transferred to hospital for the treatment.
  • 14. What is appropriate dress for trekking ?
    Trekking is a tiresome activity that requires a lot of physical movement so pack your active wears and trekking pants for at lower altitudes. Weather at high altitude is unpredictable so carry a lightweight waterproof jacket along with thick down jacket, pant, and thermal inner wear t to escape the severe cold. Needless to say that, Good shoes are very important for trekking in rough and snowy terrain, so invest on good quality shoes or rent it from us at a minimum price. As you are trekking in remote village try to wear modest clothes to quickly gel up with the local people without hesitation
  • 15. Is it possible to alternate or change the day trips ?
    We customize the trip according to your preference but if you need to change plan during the trek consult the guide.
  • 16. Are your guides reliable and certified ?
    All our Guides are trekking experts holding license from Nepal Tourism Board, Nepal Government. They are the most valuable assets of the company. Guides know the trekking route like the back of their hand and use their expertise in ensuring your safety in the mountains.
  • 17. How can I charge my electronics during the trip ?
    While trekking in higher lands you need to pay for charging the electronics upon request to the owner. The best idea always is to bring your power bank with you. It's easier and cheaper.
  • 18. Is there any communication while we are on trekking ?
    While trekking in Annapurna you can make local and international calls from telephone provided by the guesthouse owner after paying the price directly.
  • 19. Can I add extra days to my trekking trip ?
    If you need extra day to complete the trekking, you'll need to inform the guide in advance and the guide will let the company know. Adding a day to trekking can result in many changes in other arrangements such as transportation, guides' schedule, flight details, hotel bookings and all, so we really don't recommend this to our clients unless there's an emergency cases. But it's true that those changes could be made but it will cost extra. The best way to do it is to inform the agent company about it.
  • 20. What immunizations will I need ?
    Before coming to Nepal make sure you are covered for diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus. Make sure you are in best shape to complete the trekking without any complication.
  • 21. How many hours do I trek each day ?
    Usually, we have to walk about 7-9 hours a day. But it shouldn't be taken as certain thing. Because number of hours of walk really depend on clients' speed. So it's really relative.
  • 22. How will my booking be processed ?
    To confirm your booking, a deposit of 15% of total trip amount is required if you are booking at least a year in advance before trip departure date. If booking is made between 100-364 days before the trip departure, you'll need to pay 20% to confirm the trip. If payment is made between 99-60 days, 25% of the total trip amount will need to be paid and if booked between 59-30 days, 50% of the total trip amount needs to be paid and finally, if you are booking 29 days prior to trip departure, then 100% payment should be made. The payments can be easily made by the bank transfer. The due balance is payable on arrival in Kathmandu with cash (preferably USD/EURO) or card on POS/credit card machine. Please note that non refundable fee is 10% or $200 whichever is greater.
  • 23. Can we use the credit card during the trek ?
    No, you cannot use the credit card during the climbing. you have to exchange the money in Nepali Rupees before you start the trip. You can use credit card only in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • 24. Do we need to carry our bags by our self or you will provide porters ?
    You have to carry your personal bags with water bottle and medicines remaining bags will be carried by porters to make you easy to trek. The weight limit for porters is 15 KG.

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